23 African Proverbs about LiesAll African Proverbs | Proverbs about Lies
1. Milestone cornmeal unites families.
2. Where the cattle stand together, the lion lies down hungry.
3. A bird that flies off the earth and lands on an anthill is still on the ground.
4. A cow without a tail should not try to chase away flies.
5. A man has to hold his mouth open a long time before a roasted partridge flies into it.
6. A snake and millipede can both craw on their bellies but this doesn't make them brothers.
7. A spoonful of honey will catch more flies than a gallon of vinegar.
8. Even a healer's lies are a big relief to a sick person.
9. He who defects on the way finds flies on his way back.
10. He who lies by the fireside knows how it burns.
11. If you travel with lies you will reach your destination but you might be unable to retrace your steps.
12. It's better to be punished for telling the truth than to be rewarded for saying lies.
13. It's those ugly caterpillars that turn into beautiful butterflies after seasons.
14. No matter how high the bird flies, a hunter sets is trap on the ground.
15. Sweetness attracts more flies than sourness.
16. The cow with no tail can only depend on goats to rid himself of flies.
17. The life of a groundnut lies between two shells.
18. The one who hasn't strength to pound yams pretends to drive away flies from the yams.
19. The worst you can do to truth is to cloth it in lies, you can't undo it.
20. When a monkey doesn't get a banana, he eats chillies.
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